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July 8, 2013 / viewsfromasmallisland

On Watch

Heron on watch

This heron allowed me to get quite close as he surveyed the lake for a passing meal.  I was not fooled though, as he was aware of every step I took.  One more after this one and he was gone.

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  1. RunnerDuck / Jul 8 2013 9:24 pm

    Great shot and what perfect posture, nicely done.

    We have many Great Blue Heron’s on our wee island and just love to watch them fish and fly, thanks.

  2. janalinesmalman / Jul 8 2013 9:41 pm

    He let you get quite close, he must have thought you were not that big of a threat. Nice photo

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Jul 9 2013 8:31 am

      Thank you. They are quite nervous but over the years I have found if you approach very slowly and don’t cross their line of sight they do let you get quite close. This is about the limit. After this he was gone, so I keep shooting as soon as I’m in range for a good shot.

  3. amithi / Jul 8 2013 9:56 pm

    Lucky you – I chased 2 herons last week for a few kilometers, only to find them hiding in the reeds back where I started. 😉

  4. Gallivanta / Jul 9 2013 1:10 am

    Beautiful and certainly no fool 🙂

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Jul 9 2013 8:31 am

      Thank you. I do think herons are a very canny bird. Very aware of everything around them.

  5. rubytheblacklabrador / Jul 9 2013 8:19 am

    So majestic!

  6. Iamrcc / Jul 9 2013 4:09 pm

    Very nice. Thanks for the visit and the like of my post “A Simple Yellow Daylily”.

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